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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

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  2. The Jamie McMurray-Juan Pablo Montoya spat is over ... for now

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Let's put the Jamie McMurray-Juan Pablo Montoya conflict into context. Or simply text. McMurray texted his Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammate to say he was sorry. Montoya replied with a text acceptance. Feud over. Not that there...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2010
  3. How big is Danica Patrick? Maybe bigger than the NASCAR series sh...

    David Newton

    A fan called the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office recently with a single focus: "I want tickets to that Danica race." Not the Nationwide Series race. Not the Saturday NASCAR race at LVMS. The Danica race. "He didn't ask what time it starts ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2010
  4. Phil Parsons doesn't blame NASCAR for impounding the 66 car after...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Phil Parsons didn't take it personally or consider it a message to start-and-park teams when NASCAR impounded the No. 66 driven by Dave Blaney following Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway. He took it as a compliment. ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2010
  5. The pothole that delayed the Daytona 500 overshadowed the NASCAR ...

    David Newton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- If you didn't think the pothole that caused more than two hours of delay during Sunday's Daytona 500 was an embarrassment for the sport, you should have watched "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday. Joke after joke ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  6. Jeff Gordon isn't ready to call it a career right now, but that t...

    David Newton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When will Jeff Gordon retire? I pondered this while drying out on a Friday better suited for submarine races at Daytona International Speedway. Not sure why, other than procrastination on writing another team preview and lame...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  7. Kyle Busch's bad-boy image takes a hit with his engagement to Sam...

    David Newton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rowdy is a romantic. He really is. Kyle Busch may be a bad boy on the track, but put him on one knee in his motor coach with 23-year-old Samantha Sarcinella in front of him and things come out of his mouth that you wouldn't i...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  8. Denny Hamlin bummed about bum kneww and a few other extra observa...

    David Newton

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Leftover sights and sounds from Thursday's media day at Daytona International Speedway: • Denny Hamlin is bummed. Doctors have told him he won't be able to play basketball for 18 months because of the torn ACL in his lef...

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2010
  9. Drivers prove they'll do just about anything in Bobcats' charity ...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Brad Keselowski dribbled awkwardly around the orange cones at the Charlotte Bobcats' Time Warner Arena on Saturday, completed a shaky chest pass through a large ring and stepped to the free throw line. Air ball. Air ball. Air ball...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2010
  10. A young Joey Logano fan gets the surprise of a lifetime

    David Newton

    HARRISBURG, Ark. -- Gavin Grubbs waited patiently on Friday, as patiently as an 8-year-old can when his Sprint Cup hero disappears from the computer screen after less than a minute of conversation. He'd just steered his motorized wheelchair past thr...

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  11. New challenges await NASCAR Sprint Cup mainstay John Darby

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- It was time for one-on-one interviews at NASCAR's Research and Development Center on Thursday and John Darby was nowhere to be found. "He's probably out having a cigarette," joked one reporter. Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice presid...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2010
  12. It's time to bring back Dale Earnhardt's famed black No. 3 to the...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Day 2 of NASCAR's preseason Sprint Media Tour began with the unveiling of a black No. 3 truck that Austin Dillon will drive full time for Richard Childress Racing. Next was a visit with Richard Petty Motorsports, where we saw the ne...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  13. Jimmie Johnson's offseason has been pretty darn good so far

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson thought about the question for a moment, cracking a smile as he decided how to answer whether he'd had sympathy pains for his pregnant wife Chandra as she experiences morning sickness. "Morning sickness?" said the fou...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2010
  14. Michael Waltrip has more than a few ideas for making NASCAR bette...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I held my first town hall phone meeting with owner/driver Michael Waltrip on Sunday afternoon, looking for ways to improve the Sprint Cup Series. Waltrip offered some of the same suggestions he had made to the governing body earli...

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2010
  15. Auto Club Speedway does the right thing shortening races. Phoenix...

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Officials at Auto Club Speedway in California apparently get it. Officials at Phoenix International Speedway do not. Many race fans and many of us who cover the sport have been screaming for shorter races to make the Sprint Cup Se...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  16. Will Baby JJ be distraction for Jimmie Johnson?

    David Newton

    Team owners and drivers have been searching for the past four years for ways to stop Jimmie Johnson's domination of the Sprint Cup Series. Nothing has worked. No sound solution to what some perceive as a problem for the sport has been found. Until...

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2010
  17. Jimmie Johnson more than deserving of athlete of the year

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Quite a few of you seem bothered that Jimmie Johnson was named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Some of you seemed to be offended that a person who drives a stock car better than anybody on the planet should be compar...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009